Does cherry shrimp need light to survive?

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    Does cherry shrimp need light to survive?
     
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    Very interesting question, hope the shrimp guys chime in!
    I would imagine ambient light should suffice? But have also heard of cherry shrimp breeding in sumps but not sure if the sump was hidden in a cupboard or not.
     
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    Some of my neocaridena choose to live in the Juwel filter system but I don’t know if they come out occasionally tbh. They could if they wanted to...
     
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    Probably just need light as much as other fish do, not a lot but enough to see seeing as most shrimp are diurnal, but also probably for their day/night cycles otherwise they'd get stressed and become ill. So maybe not a light for the tank itself but at least light coming in from the room
     
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    Light grows algae, which shrimp feed off of
     
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    They don't need much light. I had a shrimp tank thrive with only the light from the room giving light to the tank and possibly for a mere 3 hours a day
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I will be putting them in a very dark location. I hope for the best
     
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    I would rate they need some light. There is a bunch of studies done on the effect of light duration and intensity and how it effects shrimps molts.
    Dont think a very dark location would be very healthy for them long term. The no light also makes me assume you have no plants in the tank?

    Even just normal ambient light would be better, but I would recommend avoiding placing them in a very dark location for a long period.
     
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    If you are worried about price just pick up some cheap LEDs from a chinese shop or something. I can have a look at home, i think i have a submersible LED that would work fine and is only about 15cm long... Only issue is a did a hack job on the wiring so that i could thread the wire into a tank. Works perfectly and I would not be expecting any money for it.
     

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